Christmas traditions are different in countries and even regions of country. What Holidays traditions are popular in the United Kingdom?
A lots of alike traditions
Holidays in UK in a lots of elements don’t differ in comparison with other countries. Here Nativity Plays or Carol Services are practice too. Britishers at December 24th eat Christmas meals, but tradicional food is different in comparison to another countries. However the interesting fact can be Candlelight Service during which the church is lit up only by candles. In the UK a lots of Britisher go to the church where is church service at midnight after Christmas Eve.
Time of waiting for Santa Claus
In UK kids also look forward to Father Christmas. At the end of the Christmas Eve children prepare sockes or pillowcases by the fire or their beds. They know that Father Christmas leave presents in those things, not under Christmas tree like believe children from a lots of lands. Sometimes kids in UK are very grateful – they prepare mince pies and brandy for Santa to eat and to drink for the time he visits them. Currently it’s usually non-alcoholic drink because of Santa Claus has to drive his sled.
The Speech of the Queen
Every year, December 25th Britishers listen to Queen’s Christmas Message. The tradition of a Christmas speech has its beginning long time before current Queen came to the throne. The Queen’s Speech was important element in the development of the BBC in early years of activity. The first Christmas Message was in 1932 and their author was King George V. Queen in her speeches tells about important problems of UK and other countries and says about her reflexions. It is great resume of facts of the year and programs for the future. The Speech of the Queen is important element of every Holidays.
Every lands have their Holidays traditions. The United Kingdom is not the exception in that topic, although a lots of Holidays traditions are transfered from another lands.